Thursday, 10 December 2015

Cottingham Book Fair with a difference

On Saturday afternoon 12th December, Cottingham East Yorkshire will host a Christmas Fair with a difference. A group of creative artists have banded together to negotiate big discounts on top quality books and merchandise with the aim of providing a collection of unusual and unique Christmas gifts. The Fair is organised by Hornsea Writers Penny Grubb and Pippa Ireland.

In addition to books, visitors will have the opportunity to obtain professional photo portraits and buy a host of items including virtual reality headsets, science-fiction and fantasy memorabilia (fans of Brian Blessed, Star Trek, Dr Who and Lord of the Rings take note). Refreshments will be on offer.

As well as the group’s own books – many of which have been internationally recognized with prestigious awards – on special sale will be the recently released Dr Who autobiography My Dalek has a Puncture.



Hull is a strong theme at the Fair and includes three crime writers who set their stories in the city; Penny Grubb, author of the award-winning Annie Raymond mysteries; Nick Quantrill, author of the much-praised Joe Geraghty series and Alfie Robins author of many novels including the best-selling Hull-based Reprisal.

From further afield but still from Yorkshire comes journalist and performance poet, James Nash, who when not travelling, writes in an old laundry that used to be home to a Buddhist. James has many stories to tell and we aim to persuade him to tell some of them at the Fair.

The Fair boasts another celebrated performance poet, writer and painter, Cliff Forshaw. Cliff’s writing has taken him around the world and won many prestigious awards.

Also represented at the Fair will be contemporary romance from Rhoda Baxter; memoir from Bob Jackman; historical fiction from Suzanne Marshall; and award-winning family sagas from Annie Wilkinson.

About the Book Fair
Date and time: Saturday 12 December, 2 pm to 5 pm
Location: Cottingham, East Yorkshire. Methodist Church Hall, 166 Hallgate, HU16 4BD

About the authors and artists

About the sponsors
Fantastic Books Publishing is providing special discounts for Fair.
Susan Alison Art is donating designer Christmas cards to be given to shoppers who buy Fantastic books.


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